ple conferences EDMEDIA collective_learning charting ld


Last week I was at EDMEDIA, which this year was held in Vienna.   I did two presentations, on two different lines of work I have been involved in:

1. A paper outlining results of a study on how students are using (social) technologies to learn in formal and informal contexts. Slides

2. A paper on personal learning environments(PLE) co-authored with Colin Milligan and Allison Littlejohn. While the main aim of the paper is to outline scenarios of how PLEs may be used in various contexts (undergraduate course and postgraduate research), in the presentation I focused on the notions of collective learning and charting;charting in particular as a central mechnism underpinning  the “personal” in the PLE and bridging the individual and the collective.  Slides

I hope to be able to write later in a bit more detail about the ideas that we have been working on recently around the second line of work in particular .